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... for a 70 mile bus ride. Tomorrow we are going to pay 90p for the same train ride back. Going to the beach a few miles away today we paid 10p for the bus. The beach, incidentally, was ok but the Indian Ocean quite rough. It was, however, another ocean conquered.
So what else of Galle? Beyond the fort is quite a charmless town, abounding with hassle and poverty. Inside the fort, a natural barrier it would seem for there is no security or ...
... around. First stop the jewellery factory where we saw men polishing stones and shaping gold into lovely jewellery. All far too expensive for us though. Next stop .... A Temple of course! This one was a bit different though it was built into the rocks. We had to climb 300 steps in the searing heat to reach it though so we were exhausted at the top. As we were now away from the main town and the prying eyes of the police, ...
... good and bad. Both the children and the staff were amazing to work with, I enjoyed them teaching me some of their language and getting to know some of them individually (which is quite difficult considering the language barrier). I'm so glad I've done the whole 'working in a school' experience, in the north and in the south. It has been amazing meeting such amazing and talented people who are brilliant at their jobs. Working in the school in Galle and also in Jaffna has allowed me ...
... there are no barriers in the way to local entrepreneurship. The family establishment used to run a juice bar but they had customers asking for food too. In the end, they decided to sell curry instead. There was no paperwork and licensing changes - they just did it. We thought this was great that locals could set up businesses this easily (as long as they remained clean and hygienic when it came to food!).
Our trip ...
... playing abroad and life as a boy in boarding school. We watched one of the most vivid sunsets I've ever seen, the sun set behind the ocean horizon as we sat alone in a grass knoll with our backs to an old Dutch fort, the cheers and whistles of hundreds of happy fans in the background a stark contrast to the waves crashing against the rocks. The whole package made for quite the memory. The following day was the yearly primary school fiend trip to Galle. Every school within a few ...